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Montreal Families

Observation deck has a great vista of Montreal

This spring break, families can take in Montreal from a whole new perspective – from an observation deck called Au Sommet situated on the 46th floor of Place Ville Marie. And from March 4 to 12, one child gets in free with every adult paying full price.

Located 185 metres up, the observation deck provides a 360-degree vista of Montreal, the St. Lawrence River, Mount Royal, Old Montreal, the Quartier des Spectacles and the Olympic Stadium. If the weather is mild, you can also venture outside on to the building’s rooftop terrace.

After taking in the view, visitors can browse the Place Ville Marie exhibition #MTLGO, featuring 55 video portraits and 500 still images from the city of Montreal and social media.  There are profiles of famous Montrealers, including Olympic athletes Jennifer Abel and Caroline Ouellette, choreographer Marie Chouinard, comedian Sugar Sammy, conductor Kent Nagano, DJ Ghislain Poirier, circus troupe Les 7 doigts de la main, and restauranteur Martin Picard. The exhibition also explores local themes including hockey, gastronomy, performance art, language, and neighbourhoods like the Plateau Mont-Royal and Old Montreal.

 Place Ville Marie also has a restaurant on the 44th floor, Les Enfants Terribles, as well as a cafe with lunch boxes. No outside food or drink is permitted.

Admission to the observation deck, outdoor terrace and #MTLGO exhibit is $19 per adult. Regular admission for children is $15 for youth 13 to 17 with a student card, $13 for children aged 6-12.

The address is 3 Place Ville Marie and the main entrance is on Cathcart St. During spring break, the observation deck is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. During the regular season, closing time is at 6 p.m. The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time. For more information, visit ausommetpvm.com

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